Fuller House & Desperate Housewives Stars Indicted in College Admissions Scam

Actresses, CEO's among those arrested in college admissions scam

Boston U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling held a press conference Tuesday on the incident.

Some of those who were indicted included college coaches, but there's no indication the schools were involved, according to CBS News.

The bribe money paid by the parents was disguised as a "charitable donation" to a nonprofit called Key Worldwide Foundation - but it was really just "a front", Lelling said.

Deadline is also reporting the organization also tried to make contacts with coaches to admit the students as athletes, even if the students were not even athletes.

USC says it is reviewing any admissions decisions and payments tied to the case.

Since 2011, Singer has allegedly also been bribing coaches and university administrators to falsely designate applicants as potential athlete recruits or assign them other preferential designations that improve their chances of acceptance. A college prep school director is charged, as is the director of exam-preparation company.

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"(Singer) typically instructed his clients to fabricate a reason - such as a bar mitzvah or a wedding - that their children purportedly needed to take the test in Houston or West Hollywood instead of at their own schools", the indictment said.

No students were charged, with authorities saying that in many cases the teenagers were unaware of what was going on.

Parents paid Singer between $15,000 and $75,000 per test for someone else to take the SAT or ACT exams in place of their college-aged sons or daughters, according to the court papers. "Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so", according to the charging documents. Huffman's husband, actor William H. Macy, was not.

Loughlin, star of "Full House" and "Fuller House", also is facing the same felony charge - conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Loughlin allegedly gave $500,000 to say her child was part of the rowing team, when that was not true, the indictment states.

Meanwhile, celebrities have jumped on social media to comment on the nationwide college admissions scam and the alleged involvement of two of their own, Huffman and Loughlin. A former Yale soccer coach pleaded guilty and helped build the case against others. A total of 46 people were arrested by midday, including Huffman and Loughlin, in an investigation dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, federal authorities said.

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